Power The Future took legal action against the Biden Administration over its refusal to disclose public information surrounding the office of former Climate Czar John Kerry.
The Freedom of Information lawsuit, filed in the Washington, D.C. U.S. District Court, outlines the Biden Administration’s numerous failures to disclose names of people who work in the Biden climate office and their titles.
Since he was appointed to the position three years ago and up until he stepped down last month, John Kerry continually withheld this information from the public and Congress, claiming that he only reports to President Joe Biden. In other words, the public doesn’t have a right to know who is working in the climate office.
“For nearly three years, John Kerry has been jet-setting on the international climate conference circuit while sending taxpayers the bill,” said Power The Future’s Founder and Executive Director Daniel Turner. “Today, we begin the process of teaching John Kerry and Joe Biden that they work for the taxpayers. No one should have to waste resources on litigation, but that is our only option since John Kerry thinks he can keep his office off the books. The American people are on the receiving end of countless green mandates and rules, gas stove bans and skyrocketing utility bills, with no opportunity for consent or input, and many of these decisions are hatched in John Kerry’s office. That is why it is our hope that this litigation will finally bring to light the information we deserve to know: the staff names, the office goals and budgets, the outside partnerships that peddle influence on Joe Biden’s green agenda.”
Less than a year ago, members of Congress threatened to subpoena Kerry for refusing to disclose basic information.
The Boston Herald has reported it was able to extract some information through a Freedom of Information Act request, and it shows Kerry’s staff, including policy analysts and senior advisors, cost the taxpayer’s $4.3 million a year, with some making as much as $186,680 per year.
Last month, Kerry announced he would soon be leaving the administration in order help tell the climate story in the context of Biden’s campaign for reelection.
Power The Future’s entire court filing against the Biden Administration can be found here.